Jon O'Brien




Stories by Jon O'Brien
At the United Nations, the Vatican is church and state. That needs to change.

The United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Stsn Honda/AFP/Getty Images) The world seems to have fallen in love with … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Faith and the business of AIDS

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 24: Aaron M. Laxton, joined a few thousand activists and protesters in … Continued

Did the bishops forget about women?

LARRY DOWNING REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement next to Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius about contraceptive care … Continued

On family planning, does the Catholic Church represent Catholics?

Riccardo De Luca AP Pope Benedict XVI leaves after an audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, … Continued

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

It’s hard to understand why Sister Mary Ann Walsh was not able to find a ready answer to her question … Continued

An authentically Catholic approach to reproductive health care

By Jon O’Brien Abortion is a difficult issue, made even more so by several recent emotionally and politically charged debates. … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

Pope’s clarification reveals significance of condom statement

By Jon O’Brien As president of Catholics for Choice, O’Brien issued the following statement on the most recent news from … Continued

Catholic bishops too powerful?

By Jon O’BrienPresident, Catholics for Choice It’s rarely a pretty sight when the internal workings of the political process in … Continued